This humanoid warrior is covered in scars that resemble lethal wounds.
AC 22, touch 9, flat-footed 22 (+9 armor, –1 Dex, +4 shield)
Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft. (average)
At Will—detect evil
Paladin Spells Prepared (CL 9th; concentration +14)
3rd—dispel magic, magic circle vs. evil
Str 15, Dex 8, Con —, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 20
Environment any (Heaven)
Worthy dead are the souls of mortals whose lives and deeds have pleased their deities. Upon death, they are transformed into outsiders who retain the abilities they had in their previous life.
“Worthy dead” is an acquired template that can be added to any creature whose soul migrates to one of the Outer Planes following its death (henceforth referred to as the base creature). The worthy dead uses all of the base creature’s statistics and abilities except as noted below.
Beatified saints are the risen souls of mortals who performed exceptional deeds in the name of all that is lawful and good. Many were martyrs before being resurrected as heavenly outsiders, their new bodies reflecting the mortal wounds they received in their past life. All beatified saints have gleaming halos and feathered wings, though the wings of many are invisible.
Cephalophore (CR +0) A cephalophore is beatified saint whose mortal life ended in beheading. The cephalophore remains headless in the afterlife, but can see, hear, smell, and speak through an invisible scrying sensor that takes the place of its head. The head of the cephalophore’s previous body, which the cephalophore may or may not carry with it in the afterlife, is preserved as a holy relic. This relic functions as a darkskull, except its aura has the good descriptor instead of the evil descriptor, and it radiates a hallow effect instead of an unhallow effect.
Einherjar (CR 12) An einherjar is the chaotic good equivalent of a beatified saint, a righteous berserker chosen by the angels to battle the forces of evil until the end of time. An einherjar has no halo, no wings, and no fly speed, but has resistance to cold and fire 10 and a +2 bonus to Charisma. A typical einherjar was an 11th-level barbarian while mortal, and retains those class levels as an outsider.